Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos

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Two identical windows in the side of a building. Each window is comprised of eight small panes. The bottom left pane of glass on the right window is opened. All others are closed. This week’s prompt made me pause and think for a little while. My first reaction to it was that I don’t read many books with dynamic duos, but I think that impression wasn’t entirely correct now that I’ve had a chance to ponder it further and dig deeply into my bookish past.

Here are some of my favourite duos in fiction.

1. Sam and Frodo in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. Travis and Old Yeller in Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

3. George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

4.   Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

There weren’t many of them, and oddly enough they were all about white men (or hobbits). I’ll be eagerly reading all of your answers to diversify my list as I hadn’t realized I had this blind spot!

Honestly, I think being able to pick each other’s minds like that and expand all of our horizons is one of the best parts of Top Ten Tuesday.

88 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos

  1. Tom and Huck! I was just commenting on another blog that I skipped this week but then thought of all kinds of great picks seeing peoples’ posts! Tom and Becky came to mind… I like your Tom and Huck.

  2. Hi Lydias…we were obviously thinking along similar lines. Sam and Frodo, Tom and Huck were pretty obvious. I’m glad someone else picked George and Lennie. Cheers

  3. I struggled to come up with anything! The phrase dynamic duties just had me thinking of crime fiction of which I don’t read a lot so I was stumped after two which I thought would be a pathetic basis for my post 😜

  4. While I’ve heard of lots of yours on this week, I haven’t really met them in books or films. But they’re very familiar and I know many love them. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Lydia; apologies for the delay in visiting here!

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